Amos Joseph Otis
A.O. Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.
Born: April 26, 1947 in Mobile, AL
High Schools: Williams HS (Mobile, AL), Williamson HS (Mobile, AL) by the Drafted Boston Red Sox in the 5th round of the 1965 amateur draft.
( All Transactions) Debut: September 6, 1967 (Age 20)
vs. STL 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): Royals/Mets/Pirates 1967-1984 Final Game: August 5, 1984 (Age 37)
vs. NYM 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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